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2010/11 Research

During academic year 2010/11 Hart executed a number of creative activities: 

Scholarly Review Equivalencies 

There are specific scholarly review equivalencies for creative activities designed to support the promotion portfolio review for the Department of Theatre Arts. The full description of review equivalencies are outlined in the Howard University College of Arts and Sciences "Criteria for Appointments, Promotion, Tenure and Career Status" guidelines. Click here for the scholarly review equivalencies for the Department of Theatre Arts.  

Creative Activity 'D' (Scholarly Equivalency - Refereed Article)

Hart's Role: Workshop Coordinator & Production Director

Play: Malcolm, Martin, Medgar written by A. Peter Bailey
Event: Playwrights in Process Visiting Playwright Series 
Location: Howard University Department of Theatre Arts
Master Class Dates: November 4 & 5, 2010 
Rehearsal Dates:  November 4 - 5, 2010
Production Date: November 6, 2010

The Howard University Department of Theatre Arts is proud to announce the Fall Semester Visiting Playwright, A. Peter Bailey ~ author, playwright, activist.

Legendary theatre critic, playwright and journalist A. Peter Bailey visited the Department of Theatre Arts for the fall semester 2010. We workshoped his current play: Malcolm, Martin, Medgar. In addition to participating in the workshop development of his play, Mr. Bailey facilitated 2 Master Classes for the Howard Campus.

Master Class 1 - The Why of Martin, Malcolm, Medgar

Master Class 2 - Experiencing Black Theatre 1965 - 1985

Hart served as both the workshop coordinator and the production director. She interviewed Mr. Bailey to learn about his personal first hand experiences being a part of the civil rights movement and a supporter of Malcolm X. 

Photo: Mr. Bailey and students after his Master Class.


Supportive Artifacts
Insight on what inspired Mr. Bailey to write Malcolm, Martin, Medgar - Click Here
Play Script Malcolm, Martin, Medgar - Click Here

Creative Activity 'E' (Scholarly Equivalency - Book)

Hart's Role: Playwright & Production Director

Play: Uncanny Resemblance by Denise J. Hart
Event: DC Black Theatre Festival One Act Battle
Location: Warehouse Theatre Washington DC
Rehearsal Dates:  May 2 - June 12, 2011
Production Dates:  June 16 - 17, 2011

"We are a pig-out nation that dumps its slops on the entity known as the black community.  Every nation, it seems, has a place where it relieves itself.  In the United States blacks are that place." ~ Ishmael Reed from 'Another Day at the Front'

Uncanny Resemblance tells the story of what happens to a family and the larger community when the gang initiation of two cousins ends in tragedy. 


Supportive Artifacts
Play Script Uncanny Resemblance - Click Here
Review & Evaluation of Uncanny Resemblance by Ernie Joslewitz - Click Here

Creative Activity 'F' (Scholarly Equivalency - Book)

Hart's Role: Playwright & Production Director

Play: Hot Fun in the Summer Time
Producer:  The Children's Theatre Workshop
Location: Washington DC
Rehearsal Dates: June 19 - July 24, 2011
Production Dates: July 23 & 24, 2011


During one of the hottest summers that anyone can recall, a group of kids return to their very familiar sleep away camp, Camp Rock Creek, and think they're in for more of the same. However, when new camp counselor 'Seize the Day Pearlie Mae' joins the camp everything and everyone is forced to turn over a brand new leaf. 

The once dominant bully squad is met with a dose of their own bully-filled-medicine when Pearlie Mae and her favorite Bee turn the camp fire night from "It's a Wonderful Life" to "It's a Horrible Life," and teach the bullies and the other campers the true meaning of creating a world filled with friendship, caring and community support. 

Camp Rock Creek and the campers will never be the same after this hilarious lesson filled summer. 

Photos: production photos, Hart addressing the audience, the theatre.


Supportive Artifacts
Play Script - Hot Fun in the Summer Time - Click Here
Production Program - Click Here

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